Thursday, March 19, 2009

Too competitive for my own good.

Yes, I took down the blama post. We're all over it, right!? Right.

So several of my blog peeps have posted this contest on their sites that involves committing to send something to the first five people to comment. I have seen it on at least 5 blogs and because I am competitive enough to WANT to win I'd check the comment number and see that I'd be eligible for one of the five gifts. BUT, I also was able to remind myself that I would then be obligated to post the same contest and then be also obligated to send five things from me to the first five commenters and I decided I didn't want to the stress I knew that would come from that! I mean, HELLO!, it's like Christmas gifting in March and that is plenty of stress for me . . . don't even get me started on the Easter Bunny angst!

HOWEVER, when Jerolyn checked her comments at my house yesterday and said to me, "Ohhhh, if you hurry you can be the fifth one," I snagged the laptop and commented in the frenzy to win the prize and I thought, "YESSSS I totally won! Crap! NOW I am obligated to post" this :

Pay attention kids! Here is the deal:

The first five people to comment on this post will get something made by me. My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
2- What I make will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be photography, I may sew or stitch or bake something. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5- I reserve the right to do whatever I want!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your own blog and offer the same deal to 5 of your own lucky blog readers. So, the first 5 people to leave a comment telling me they are in, win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it.

Soo, yeah. I'm sure you're all racing to the comment section right now so you can be a winner, winner, chicken dinner.

After the whole BLAMA (that's my new term for blog+drama) on Monday I have found that I have a new fire lit underneath me for the last few weeks of this weight loss challenge. The ironic thing is my week is REALLY busy and I haven't been able to go to the gym. Grrrr. I am thinking about the weigh-in on the 15th of April and am looking forward at seeing everyone and what they've accomplished. I was feeling pretty good about my %, but I think I may have peaked and I am trying to remind myself that I'm two pounds away from my realistic goal and 12 pounds from my ultimate goal. We'll see . . . but I would sure like to spend the $780.00 on myself and my wardrobe and a matching phone (thanks for the reminder Jessi!) And for those of you who don't feel like you've done much YET, just let me remind you that in the next 4 weeks you could lose a lot of pounds and end up winning the whole thing. I'm expecting you to . . . I'll be emailing everyone in the contest about the details for our weigh-in, but if anyone else wants to come to the party, let me know and you can be part of the action. It'll be good times, fer sher!

Alright . . . now comment for a prize. Hurry . . . Click fast . . .


George and Rebecca Hunt said...

Really? OK, I'm commenting :)

Stac said...

We want a prize.

Wood Family said...

How Fun! Looks like I'm the third
=0) Yay!

Nan said...

I'm in!! I doubt that 5 people even read my blog, so I'm not too worried about re-posting this:) BTW...I fell OFF my plateau!!! I was stuck for like 2 weeks at the same weight and all of the sudden I started dropping the pounds like crazy. 780 bucks will buy me a mighty fine new wardrobe for my better looking self! I'm kind of regretting writing this because I don't want to inspire you to work harder...DANGIT!! Good luck girlie!!!

Donna said...

Do I have to repost this little game on my blog if I want to win a little somethin' somethin' from you, too? I'm not sure what the "rules and regulations" on that sort of thing are... I read no specifics on that. However, if it creates too much BLAMA, I'll let the next in line take a little gift from you instead! By the way, you are looking fabulous...

Jerolyn said...

Oh CRAP #6!!!

Julie said...

oh man, missed it by 2 hours!! next time!

chris jenkins said...

good to see you are joining in on the giveaway fun.

and congrats for being only 12 pounds from your goal - that is awesome!

and no worries - i totally plan on trying to put my best effort forward now that we are down to the wire :)

Stac said...

this is nate.
Stac says she wants to forfeit our #2 position since it means we'll be upping our agreement to 10 gifts (since I snagged us one from Jer's blog,) so if you're okay with it, Jer can be the official #5.